I love decorating for the holidays, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. My friend, Angela, shared this adorable lighted scrap fabric garland with me, so naturally I had to share it with you!
Lighted scrap-fabric garland
I have not made my own lighted scrap-fabric garland (yet), so I’m using Angela’s photos for reference. You’ll see some green strips of fabric because that’s what she’s working on next!
If you have a healthy collection of fabric scraps, you’ll be able to make this garland very easily. It’s as easy as cutting fabric into strips and tying a knot! You can use pinking shears, a pinking blade for your rotary cutter or you could tear your fabric for a really shabby chic look. They should be between 3/4″ and 2″ wide and approximately 9″ long. I like mixing the lengths and widths for a really scrappy, vintage look.
You could also use ribbon, tulle, burlap or lace for this project and customize it for any holiday or occasion. I can see it as a very romantic looking garland or very rustic too – that’s the beauty of it!
You can use any type of twinkle lights that you have, either plug-in or battery powered. They produce very little heat and are safe to use. I like the white wire that comes with this set because it will blend better with most fabric.
Take each strip of fabric and tie it in a knot around the string of lights. I think the fuller, the better – so go crazy with your fabric strips! You can even double the light strand (by using 2 or folding one in half) to make it brighter and thicker. That’s it! You’ll have a beautiful lighted garland to decorate your home or office with.
Are you ready to bust into your scraps? Me too! This is something you could even get the kiddos involved in. Thanks, Angela, for your idea and inspiration!
Happy scrap busting!